Clippers' Leonard set to face Raptors

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(AP) -- Kawhi Leonard is looking forward to a reunion with the team he led to the NBA title last season.

But once the game starts, Leonard will be looking to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

It is Leonard's first appearance against Toronto since he was a national hero throughout Canada five months ago, after leading the Raptors past the Golden State Warriors to win their lone NBA title.

Seahawks-49ers a critical rivalry again

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Trash talking between Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree. Barbs traded between coaches Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh. Incredible plays from Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick.

The once-fierce rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco had a bit of everything during a heated stretch early this decade capped by Seattle's epic win in the NFC title game in January 2014. (MORE)

Hayward needs surgery on broken hand

BOSTON (AP) Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward needs surgery on his broken left hand, a move that is expected to keep him out for about six weeks.

Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed on Monday that Hayward needed surgery. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the team's morning shootaround that the surgery would take place as soon as the doctor's schedule allowed it. (MORE)

Kentucky climbs to No. 1 in AP Top 25

Kentucky is back in a familiar position under John Calipari: No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll.

The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky. They earned 64 of 65 first-place votes in Monday's poll to finish ahead of No. 2 Duke. (MORE)

Redskins name Haskins as starting QB

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Dwayne Haskins' time has finally come.

The Washington Redskins on Monday named Haskins their starting quarterback for the rest of the season. The 15th overall draft pick takes over with Washington 1-8 and the New York Jets up next Sunday. (MORE)

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